Application of Rutile Geochemistry to Base and Precious Metal Exploration
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The use of rutile as a pathfinder to ore was assessed by comparing the rutile trace element chemistry from ores (e.g. Au, VHMS, Au-Cu, carbonatites, pegmatites) to that from barren rock sources. Rutile from Au ore could be distinguished from other sources with high certainty. Detrital rutile chemistry was compared to the chemistry of known sources in order to assess the sedimentary basins of Western Australia for Au and base metal prospectivity.
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